Several women’s soccer players with connections to Long Island took home Skyline Conference weekly honors this week.
Julia DeSantis of Islip, a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College, was named Rookie of Week, the first conference honor of her collegiate career. She was an integral part of two Knights victories this past week.
The Islip High School graduate scored the eventual game-winning goal in Mount Saint Mary’s 6-0 over St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn. DeSantis would also find the back of the net in the Knights 3-0 win over Purchase.
Through 15 games this season, she is tied for third on the team in goals with four and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals with three.
The conference honor roll features three players with close ties to Long Island.
Farmingdale State’s Allison Khare of Deer Park had two goals and two assists this past week for the Rams, which defeated SUNY Maritime 6-0 and St. Joseph’s (LI) 2-1 in overtime. Garden City’s Maeve O’Sullivan, a teammate of DeSantis at Mount Saint Mary, this past week scored twice and chipped in with an assist. St. Joseph’s (LI) junior Christina Gagliardi of Ronkonkoma had four goals this past week, including a hat-trick vs. Sarah Lawrence.